Israel Denies Barak Proposed Four-Way Peace Summit
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's office denied Wednesday that he had proposed a Camp David-style summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace that would also involve US and Egyptian leaders.
Arab-Israeli MK Saleh Tarif said during a visit to Egypt that he had transmitted such a proposal by Barak to Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa.
But Barak's office denied his claims. "We did not send out such a proposal," a spokeswoman said.
The US presidential retreat at Camp David was the site of peace talks between Israel and Egypt in 1978, which led to the signing of a treaty the following year.
US officials have nevertheless said they hope to stage a three-way summit depending on progress in the negotiations underway in the United States aimed at hammering out a peace accord by a September target date -- OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (AFP)
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